Adult High School
Community College Based Programs
There are many people who start high school, but for whatever reason are unable to finish on time. It is not uncommon for them to put their education aside for years, while focusing on family, jobs or other aspects of a very busy life. As time passes, it becomes more difficult to consider going back to school However, there comes a point when they realize that they need the diploma in order to achieve many of their goals in life. If this sounds familiar, then an adult high school may be right for you.
Some employers will accept a GED ® as an equivalent to a high school diploma for entry level positions. It is not uncommon to be prevented from advancing in your career if you do not have the high school diploma. An adult high school can help you earn the diploma, use life experience as credits. If you are considering a college degree, it is not uncommon for universities to require a high school diploma, rather than a GED ® for acceptance. Going back to school may be what you need to do to pursue the promotion or education you want.
Although schools vary from state to state, many community colleges offer adult high school classes. These programs are geared towards adults who have life experience that can be applied to the classroom scenarios. In some cases, students are able to earn college credit while attaining their high school diploma. This makes it practical as well as cost-effective. Many community colleges have grants that are specifically for adult learners earning their diplomas. This also helps reduce the cost to make it easier for you to attend. Programs put you in touch with others that have similar life and work experiences, providing a solid support system.
There is usually a minimum age for being accepted into an adult high school program. Depending on your needs and the facility, there may also be a career-training program available. Although there is a cost per credit or class, an entire degree program does not need to be completed. If you made it part of the way through a traditional high school and only need to complete a few semesters, you just need to provide transcripts from your original school. If it was an accredited school, it is likely the credits will transfer. This will enable you to finish high school, and move on the next phase of your life.